Louisiana Office of the Governor
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting and a press conference where he provided an update on the state's response to the storm. The Governor later traveled to Lafitte and Grand Isle to meet with local officials and survey flood damage.
Governor Jindal said, "I'm again reminded every day about the resilience and generosity of our people. These storms are presenting challenges to our people and there will be folks without power for some time, but I am amazed at the strength and resilience of our people.
"When we were at the River Bend Nursing Home in Plaquemine, we met a caretaker who lost his home in Katrina and yet stayed on duty to help nursing home patients in a sister facility. Seven years later he was again working at River Bend Nursing Home, when he lost his home again due to Isaac. Yet he was still working to help take care of others. This is another amazing example of Louisianians putting others before themselves. In St. John's Parish, many Sheriff's deputies worked all through the night to rescue others, even though they had damage to their own homes.
"I'm in awe of the generosity and resilience of our people. I know we'll get through this storm and we'll build back our state better and stronger than it was before Isaac."
EVACUATION/SEARCH & RESCUE UPDATE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PSC)
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION